Israel launches airstrike on Gaza after rocket: Army
Israeli airplanes carried out a sortie in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning, the army said, hours after a rocket from the enclave exploded in southern Israel. Military "aircraft targeted a terror activity site in the northern Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed," a statement read.
Last Update: 17 October 2012, 13:37
"The site was targeted in response to the rocket fire at southern Israel," the army explained in the statement. There were no immediate reports of injuries from Gaza.
On Tuesday night, militants from the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel that exploded near a home, causing damage but no casualties, police said, two days after the latest cross-border violence abated. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said "a rocket fired at the Lakhish region exploded in the yard of a home, causing minor damages to the building. Two people were treated for shock."
The rocket was the first to be fired since Sunday, when five missiles from the enclave hit southern Israel. The latest bout of unrest began on October 7 when an Israeli air strike targeted two Salafists in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, killing one and critically wounding the second.